Keeping customer plant and equipment operating efficiently is the central mission of the Inenco Group of businesses
The idea that an organisation can consistently exceed customer expectations was first seeded in an Inenco Group bearings business dating back to the 1950s. From this seed has grown a comprehensive group of industry-focused companies that sustain the passion and ability to deliver high customer value. Inenco Group is the entity which reinforces and grows the collective capability of these businesses.
Our customer value philosophy has firmly established the Inenco Group of companies as the best-option providers of engineered products and related services for industry in Australia and New Zealand – across our product portfolio. Further, this footprint is rapidly expanding into Asia through an Inenco Group business.
From a market standpoint, the Inenco Group of companies sit apart from comparative competitors because of our collective technical know-how combined with customer centricity. As a result our customer base is deep, extensive and solid.
Our core product lines embrace bearings, power transmission, sealing, fasteners, driveshafts, drives and motors, belting, fluid power, engineering services, lifting and safety equipment, tools and maintenance products. Adding in extensions and related products, the number of stocked lines exceeds 350,000 – equating to a presence in almost all industrial and trade sectors from agriculture and automotive to mining and transport in Australia.
We employ around 1300 people across more than 20 companies, with over 160 branches providing local service where and when it’s needed. To drive our customer value philosophy further and manage growth effectively, Inenco Group is supporting the customer value zones of our sales and service operations through centralised non-customer facing functions.
However, we don’t rest on our laurels. Continuous improvement and sustainable growth are two key Inenco Group strategic objectives. These are being driven by Inenco Group’s long term investment in people, systems, processes and new growth opportunities – kept in balance with the needs of customers.
Keeping customer plant and equipment operating efficiently is the central mission of the Inenco Group of businesses. We are guided by five core values:
We focus on safe work practices and act safely all the time.
We are ethical and honest and can be relied on to do what we say we will do.
The foundation of our customer service is to be Responsive, Efficient, Local with a Yes Can Do mindset. Simply stated, ‘RELY on us’.
We constantly strive to learn, grow and improve in all that we do.
We work collaboratively and respectfully with colleagues, customers and our supply partners.
The operating companies within the Inenco Group trace their heritage back to 1954 when the father-son partnership of JJ Martin-Weber & RJ Martin-Weber OA created Consolidated Bearing Company (CBC). The next major milestone occurred in 1984 when a well established operation, Bearing Service Proprietary Limited (BSC), a company established in 1924, was purchased by the family.
In 2002 Fasteners Australia and Hardy Spicer were acquired and in 2003 a major growth phase went into full swing when Rolling Bearings, Glade Manufacturing and NAK joined the Group. Growth through strategic acquisitions continues today; the latest Spanhake Engineering Supplies in NZ.
In 2013 a two-tier company board structure was established, a common approach for family owned companies around the world.
Today, Inenco Group Pty Limited, a company where the ultimate ownership remains within the Martin-Weber family, is the holding company for all operating companies.
Seal Imports New Zealand and Australia
Motion Industries (NZ)
Calstar and Resco
Motion Industries (Aus)
Mid Valley Bearings
Specialised Wholesale & Plastics
Allied Bearings and Hydraulics
Fred Tapping Fasteners
FPT Far East (Singapore)
Spanhake Engineering Supplies (NZ)
GPC (Genuine Parts Company)
HCD Flow Technology
Kevin joined the Board as Chairman in 2013. He has extensive experience in industrial distribution,marketing and manufacturing and has served as chief executive officer of two public industrial companies. Under his stewardship as Chief Executive Officer of Alesco Corporation Limited from 1995 to 2006, the business grew from a market cap of $70 million to $700 million. Kevin is also Chairman of Acculec Group P/L and has been Chairman of three other industrial companies over the last decade. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (Cum Laude) degree and a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree.
Roger joined the Inenco Group Board in 2013. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of NSW ( Management ). His academic career is complemented by earlier experience in the private and public sectors including the armed services. Roger holds a Bachelor of Science (Applied Psychology) degree and a PhD in Management. His research, teaching and consulting experience spans the finance, energy and infrastructure sectors, IT, Professional Services Firms and the pharmaceutical industry.
Roger joined as CEO in June 2014. He has extensive experience managing operations for major security companies both in the Netherlands 2000-2003 and Australia 2003–2011. Roger held a Managing Director role for a major security services company, (part of the Chubb group) until 2007. During this role he led the diverse electronic security business with a strong focus on recurring revenue growth and service margin improvement. Roger then progressed to spending 3 years as CEO of a security monitoring group. From 2011 Roger led a group with businesses which included Spectrum Fire & Security, Cowley Services and Trilogy Servicing who have a strong presence across Australia and New Zealand in the HVAC, Refrigeration and Fire Protection services markets.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts Hons (Languages and Political Studies) degree.
Mitchel has held a number of positions as Director in the Inenco Group and in 2002 took over from his father Ron as Chairman. Mitchel has worked in the group since 1991 in various roles including IT, marketing, sales and general management. Prior to this Mitchel worked with a chartered accountancy firm. Mitchel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a member of the AICD and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School – Owners / President Management Program. Mitchel was awarded the Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in 2017 for significant service to the not-for-profit sector through philanthropic support for a range of organisations, and to business and training.
Karl joined as an Inenco Board Member in 2000. With the two-tier company and board structure established in 2013, Karl continues as Director on the Inenco Group Board and is also a Director of the Martin-Weber family controlling company, Inenco Pty Ltd. He has worked in the business since 1978 and specialises in product supply, key supply and services contracts, risk and fleet management. Karl is an AICD Graduate and has completed a number of Harvard Business School short courses.
Paul Donahue was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Genuine Parts Company on May 1, 2016. Previously, he had been elected President of the Company in 2012. He joined the Inenco Group Board in March 2017. Paul joined S. P. Richards Company, the Company’s office products group, as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing in 2003. He was soon after appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of S. P. Richards Company, a position he held until his election to Executive Vice President of Genuine Parts Company in 2007. From 2009 to 2015, Paul was President of the Company’s U.S. Automotive Parts Group. Paul began his career with the Newell Companies in 1978 and held numerous sales and management roles. He was Vice President of Sales from 1991-1996 with Newell office products and then named Vice President of Sales for Sanford North America in 1997. He was President of Sanford North America from 1998-2002. Paul is an active supporter of The United Way.
John Moller has had a prolific career in the corporate world and has held senior management positions in Honeywell, James Hardie Industries, Adsteam, Repco and most recently GPC.
From 2007 John was Managing Director and CEO of the Repco Group and following the Group’s acquisition in 2013 by Genuine Parts Company headquartered in the USA, John is now the Non-Executive Chairman of GPC Asia Pacific. John is also on the board of IXOM, the market leader in water treatment and chemical distribution in Australia and New Zealand and the Monash Children’s Hospital foundation. John joined the Inenco Group Board in March 2017.
John’s years of tertiary education earned him a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a Masters of Management from Macquarie University in Sydney.
Tom Gallagher is Chairman of the Board of Genuine Part Company (GPC) and joined the Inenco Group board in March 2017. Tom has enjoyed an extensive and progressive career with GPC. Commencing in 1970 as a management trainee, he has experience across all facets of the business and has worked in many different locations across the USA and Europe. His extensive management experience culminated in his appointment as President and COO in 1990; President and CEO in 2004; Chairman, President and CEO in 2005; Chairman and CEO in 2012 and now Chairman in May 2016. Tom is a valued director of several boards outside of the GPC group. His achievements have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards such as the ADL Torch of Liberty in 2002, a Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2003 and being inducted into the GAMCO Asset Management Hall of Fame in 2016. Tom is a Graduate of University of Maryland – 1970 with a BS in Marketing; Minor in Finance & Economics.
Sammy Hamzah joined the Inenco board in May 2016 as a Non-Executive Director. Sammy brings many years of leadership and industry experience to Inenco having worked with companies such as Rio Tinto & Siemens in senior executive roles. He is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Indonesian energy company, Ephindo. Sammy resides in Indonesia and will play a pivotal role in continuing Inenco’s success in Asia.
An essential part of Inenco Group’s success is our enduring focus on high customer value delivered by the group’s large stable of individual businesses. With a wide geographic spread of over 160 physical locations in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Singapore, customers are assured of Reliable, Efficient, Local, Yes Can Do service.
In turn, the Inenco Group businesses represent the world’s leading suppliers of product and in some instances have their own in-house manufacturing and service facilities.
Cross-stream collaboration enables our businesses to maximise cost efficiencies, transfer knowledge, ensure timely delivery and realise the benefits of market leadership for our customers.
Established in 1954, CBC is Australia’s largest distributor of Bearings, Power Transmission and Engineered Solutions.
CBC Australia is committed to providing customers with the highest quality products and service and prides itself on having a full range of products and services coupled with practical hands on expertise that is second to none. The depth and breadth of range of globally recognised quality brands enables CBC to provide a wide choice of best fit products depending on the application.
Formerly known as Bearing Service Pty Ltd and established in 1921, BSC is the premier and most experienced Bearing and PT product distributor in Australasia.
Proud of our Australian owned heritage, BSC is primarily engaged in the supply of Bearings and Power Transmission products. Over the years BSC has built a reputation as a respected supplier of quality products and services. Through a continuous commitment to quality BSC strives to provide solutions for industry utilising a comprehensive range of world class products.
WebsterBSC services Tasmanian industry with the highest quality products and the largest range of engineering supplies, assisting customers in heavy industry, food and beverage, automotive, agriculture, mining and processing industries with only the best products, engineering advice and expertise.
Committed to workplace safety WebsterBSC has specialists that focus on the manufacture, supply, inspection and testing of lifting equipment. The Webster NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities Australia) accredited laboratory is operated by trained technicians.
SAECOWilson specialises in the distribution of bearings, power transmission and engineering supplies to New Zealand industries, with a national branch network of more than 20 locations. Strong relationships with carefully selected world leading suppliers – that consistently deliver quality innovative products – is a key component of SAECOWilson’s high value customer offering. An extensive in-house technical knowledge base is another. With around 200 people nationally including a team of qualified engineers, SAECOWilson provides technical support across its product ranges including complex bearings and power transmission applications. In addition, SAECOWilson provides engineering services including consultation and design from complete machines to components, site surveys, specialist installation services and vibrational analysis as well as training.
Seal Innovations provides customers with access to products and technical support across four key sealing technologies: Static Sealing (Gaskets), Rotary Sealing (Oil Seals),Reciprocating Sealing (Hydraulic & Pneumatic Seals) and Process Sealing (Mechanical Seals). Our expertise, product mix , in-house manufacturing, equipment refurbishment and product design capabilities, help our customers reduce product supply lead-times for situations with unpredictable demand as well as delaying equipment obsolescence and performance improvement for plant maintenance segments. Seal Innovations leads it’s markets in both New Zealand and Australia.
Hardy Spicer established 1949 is Australia’s foremost specialist in driveshaft and hydraulic products and services, with extensive operations including mobile services well established to meet customer needs where and when it’s needed. Tantamount to Hardy Spicer’s broad quality product offering and geographic spread, is its comprehensive industry specific knowledge and expertise. Through continually investing in high level training of its people, Hardy Spicer provides best-option solutions for most industry sectors from agriculture and automotive to heavy industry and mining. Underlying Hardy Spicer’s operational efficiency is its inventory management system and integrated quality assurance system, certified in accordance with AS/NZS ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Assurance Standard.
Walterscheid Australia established 1983 is the Australian distributor and manufacturer of German engineered Walterscheid agricultural products – PTO driveshafts, clutches, gearboxes and three point coupler systems. Recognised as a world leader in agricultural driveline and attachment systems, the Walterscheid brand is equally known for its quality standards, effective integration with agricultural machinery and wide application. Walterscheid Australia is a long established operation, with local staff providing high level technical advice on the best application of Waltescheid drivelines systems for Australian conditions. And to further meet the needs of local businesses in a timely and cost efficient way, Walterscheid Australia holds an extensive range that’s supported by its Australian manufacturing capability.
Specialty Fasteners is a leading supplier of Fastener and consumables product to Australian industry. The business is founded on high-value customer service and a comprehensive portfolio of quality products. Specialty Fasteners provides local and national businesses with a valuable resource in terms of knowledge and experienced staff.
Specialty Fasteners’ product range includes Fasteners, Cutting tools, Adhesives and sealants, hand tools, power tools and accessories, safety equipment and consumables. Our Lakemba branch Quality Management System has been certified since February 1995 and is currently certified to ISO 9001:2008.
Servicing trades, utilities, heavy engineering, mining, rail, food, water and industrial clients Specialty Fasteners offers a full Kanban and procurement service and in instances where a solution is not readily available, Specialty Fasteners’ technical experts will source specially manufactured product for customers.
Circlips Australia was established in February 1978, having obtained the sole agency for “Anderton International” in Australia with the express purpose to market circlips together with disc springs, roll pins and other fastener products, both directly and indirectly through our major distributor network across Australia and New Zealand. This enables us to carry extensive inventories as well as tailored stocking programs and supply partnerships to the automotive, engineering, mining and industrial sectors.
Today, Circlips Australia offers a wide variety of specialised fasteners and precision engineered products made to highest quality standards sourced from the leading manufacturers from all over the world including United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and U.S.A.
Circlips Australia’s strategic philosophy is to offer specialized Quality Products and Quality Service. Our products are sourced from accredited companies manufactured according to either ISO9002, QS9000 or ISO/TS16949:2002 with full factory back up service and technical advice. Circlips Australia’s Management System has been accredited since April 1996 and is currently accredited to ISO9001:2008.
Our pricing reflects our quality philosophy and competitiveness. We believe when it comes down to component price; the quality of the product is paramount in satisfying our customer’s long-term needs.
CBC Indonesia has been a key supplier to a small number of large mining sites in Indonesia since 1994 and in 2009 established a separate Indonesian company, PT CBC Indonesia. PT CBC Indonesia provides clearly differentiated value in lowering customer’s total cost of ownership through the quality of brands and the standard of technical service offered to customers. PT CBC also provides dedicated onsite technical experts for major customers where a range of services is delivered including: training, plant surveys, management of condition monitoring services and development and management of ‘rotable’ refurbishment services. PT CBC Indonesia has branch operations in Jakarta and Balikpapan.
FPT Far East is a Singapore based company and was formed in 1998 and was set up to acquire the Fenner Power Transmission Division from Fenner Group in Hull. Once complete, the company concentrated on developing the key values of Fenner® power transmission products; the supply of premium quality hard wearing products, underpinned by the best in technical support. Today the Fenner® name still remains synonymous with quality hard wearing products, a tribute to the designers and engineers who oversee the product ranges. Today FPT Far East (Pte) Limited is a major supplier of bearings, hydraulics, gaskets, spray nozzles and mechanical power transmission.
PT NUE is the specialist division of our Indonesian operations, which focuses on high-quality manufacturing of engineering parts. Our state-of-the-art workshops in Cilegon, Java and Balikpapan, Kalimantan have design capabilities and skilled machine operators. PT NUE serves a broad range of industries including mining off road vehicle fleets, steel and pulp & paper operations.
The breadth and depth of product lines in the Inenco Group of businesses meets most customer operational needs, through a combination of a large portfolio of world leading OEM products and our own custom designed and assembled engineering solutions. Our sales and service people are trained and backed by highly experienced engineers to deliver the best-option solution for our customers – priced competitively to deliver high customer value. To support our product solutions, Inenco Group businesses also provide specialised services such as infrared thermography, oil analysis and predictive maintenance. Collectively Inenco Group businesses represent eleven core product and service groups, sixty tier two groupings with extensive lines and ancillary products – equating to a customer offering that is unmatched in the market.
One of Inenco Group’s greatest strengths lies in its ability to forge lasting supplier relationships that deliver the best solutions for customers in the region. Some of these supplier relationships extend back more than half a century – such as with NTN, ThyssenKrupp Rothe Erde and Schaeffler – and have operated continuously right from the start. This strength rests firmly on Inenco Group’s purpose to keep customer plant and equipment operating efficiently, guided by the five core values of safety, integrity, service, learning and respect. Today the Inenco Group of companies together have solid relationships with more than 3,000 major suppliers. Below are links to some of our top suppliers.
GENUINE PARTS COMPANY (GPC) COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF INENCO GROUP
We are delighted to inform you of an important change to the ownership of Inenco Group.
In March 2017 our founding shareholders, the Martin-Weber family, found themselves in the position of considering how to realise the opportunities of a globalised marketplace. They formed a strategic partnership with Genuine Parts Company (GPC) through the sale of a 35% shareholding.
This strategic partnership has now evolved to a complete acquisition by GPC, who will become the sole shareholder of Inenco Group, effective July 1, 2019.
This is an exciting ownership change that will benefit all the businesses within Inenco Group, our customers and our employees.
We thank the Martin-Weber Family for their insightfulness in positioning Inenco for success now and into the future through championing this partnership with GPC. For over sixty years the Martin-Weber family provided ongoing management, investment and guidance to Inenco. They built a market leading group of companies with great brands, loyal and engaged employees, and highly valued customers and suppliers. Our success will continue with the solid foundations they have laid.
Inenco and GPC have a shared long term vision for the Group’s businesses and have a commitment to ensure a strong and stable business focused on growth. With our values aligned we will continue to invest in people, remain customer centric and build strong relationships with all our stakeholders.
GPC is a respected and successful global organisation and we are proud to be part of the GPC family.
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Recruitment for each of these positions is centrally managed by the Inenco Group Recruitment team that works in close collaboration with the central Inenco Group functions and individual businesses looking for new people.
We highly value the knowledge, skills and experience of our people in providing best-option solutions for our customers and equally value the expertise of those who support our customer-facing employees.
The Inenco Group of companies employee around 1300 people in more than 20 businesses with extensive networks located in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Each of these businesses has specific market leading strengths and is responsible for meeting the needs of customers in their markets. With the solid support of Inenco Group’s non-customer facing functions, the flexibility of these businesses delivers service that is Reliable, Efficient, Local and with a Yes Can Do attitude.
Read what our employees have to say about working in an Inenco Group business.
Huge family support, without this I would not be able to spend the amount of time or dedication needed to achieve the results. Team support. Awesome team environment to work in!”
I have a lot of experience and good autonomy to operate in my CBC Division. I feel a lot of ownership towards the CBC business and consider it an integral part of my life. I have very good people working for me that I have developed into their roles and I have a lot of confidence in them. I feel CBC offers security for its employees including myself and is financially managed well.”
“Hardy Spicer is a great place to work. There is no undue pressure put on you, which in turn means you get the job done in a more efficient manner. I don’t have the feeling that I hate coming to work. I can come in and do my job and then go home without worrying about it. This culture means that you just come in and get the job done.”
The ability to learn and be creative as part of an encouraging group environment.”
My manager and my team members, we are like a family, striving towards the same goal and helping each other out in getting there.”
My feeling that I belong to a really good company and the drive and focus I have to improve and do my job to the best of my ability.”
I have all the tools and knowledge I need to be effective in my current work.”
My enjoyment in getting results from new ideas coming from both myself and others within the team. I feel more engaged in my work when it is gaining visible, positive results.”
I feel every day that I am somewhat contributing to the overall success of the business and I work in a great atmosphere with amazing colleagues.”
“I have a passion for the company, products and industry .The disciplines and mantra are a way forward for us to develop both at work and personally.”
I like my customers and enjoy interacting with them and helping them solve their problems.”
“Small team relying on each other to achieve our goal of making us a profitable branch.”
Assisting others (problem solving), providing an enjoyable work environment, being productive.”
“Challenges that arise day by day, talking and meeting with people, solving problems, getting things done for future success.”
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